January 19, 2018
Christopher Tozzi

Christopher Tozzi has covered technology and business news for nearly a decade, specializing in open source, containers, big data, networking and security. He is currently Senior Editor and DevOps Analyst with Fixate.io and Sweetcode.io.

6 Reasons Not to Adopt Microservices

Jan 19, 2018 0 64

Microservices are one of the hottest topics in software delivery today. Everywhere you look, you hear developers singing the praises of them. Yet, they are not a cure-all, and they’re not the right solution for all situations. ...

Serverless Computing Trends to Watch in 2018

Jan 18, 2018 0 103

Serverless computing is set to be one of the hot topics in the world of microservices for 2018. Here’s a look at how serverless computing services and platforms will evolve over the coming year. Serverless computing is ...

What’s the Status of LXD, Canonical’s Container Hypervisor?

Jan 12, 2018 0 208

Is LXD, Canonical’s open source container hypervisor, still an important part of the container ecosystem? That’s a fair question to ask, because no one has heard much about it lately. However, the project continues to chug along, ...

How Containers Enable Shift-Left Software Delivery

Jan 8, 2018 0 275

Want another argument in favor of containers? Consider their importance for helping DevOps teams to shift the delivery pipeline to the left. Here’s how containers help in the shift-left process. The concept, which has become increasingly popular ...

What Does Managed Kubernetes Mean, Anyway?

Jan 3, 2018 0 391

As Kubernetes has come to dominate the container world, managed Kubernetes has become an important strategy for companies seeking to monetize Kubernetes. But what does “managed Kubernetes” actually mean? That depends on whom you ask. Kubernetes is ...

Will 2018 Be the Year of Serverless Computing?

Dec 20, 2017 0 501

Serverless computing is not new, but it has yet to assume as much importance as containers. Will that change in 2018? The recent KubeCon event suggests serverless is about to explode as the next big thing in ...

Kubernetes’ Big Triumph of 2017: Killing Docker

Dec 19, 2017 0 832

What was the biggest change of 2017 in the world of containers? Without a doubt, it was Kubernetes’s rise to dominance. At the start of 2017, Kubernetes was just an orchestrator. It was one of several open ...

The Rise of the Service Mesh for Microservices Apps

Dec 18, 2017 0 517

Service meshes are the latest, greatest thing in the microservices and containers world. Let’s take a look at what a service mesh is and how they are being used to improve microservices architectures. If you’re wondering what, ...

3 Topics that Will Shape the Future of Containers

Dec 7, 2017 0 626

Docker is mainstream. Kubernetes is everywhere. Where does the container ecosystem go from here? Keep reading for a look at what’s next in the world of containers and microservices. Just a few years ago, the question of ...

5 Bad Reasons to Use Containers

Dec 1, 2017 0 602

Containers, Docker and Kubernetes are all great things. But they’re not the right fit for all situations. Here are five bad reasons for migrating workloads to containers. For the purposes of this discussion, I assume you’re currently ...